Cross-Cultural Perspectives... | Department of History

Cross-Cultural Perspectives...

This course shall combine insights from the humanities and social sciences to explore the meanings of education for different kinds of youth in a historical and contemporary context, and the ways in which these processes intersect. Relying upon textual, audio and visual material, the shifting means of education for different kinds of youth, ideological contestations, and resistances shall be explored. The purpose is to examine how factors such as the state, family, community and market impinge upon the making and unmaking of youth cultures, educational spaces and aspirations. Case studies from across the world, especially South Asia, Latin America, and Europe, will be used to explore questions on youth and cultural identity, education and aspiration, gender and sexuality, social media and popular culture.

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